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Keith Tkachuk

Hockey

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The Short List

  • Member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic silver medal team
  • Four-time U.S. Olympian (1992, 1998, 2002, 2006)
  • Member of Team USA squad that surprising won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey
  • First American-born player to lead the NHL in goals (52 during the 1996-97 season)

Did You Know?

  • Career milestones: 300th NHL goal (October 27, 2000); 600th NHL game (November 30, 2000); 600th NHL point (February 9, 2001); 300th NHL assist (March 10, 2001)
  • Ranked second in Phoenix/Winnipeg history in goals (323) and third in points (623) before he was traded to St. Louis Blues in March, 2001
  • Drafted 19th overall by Winnipeg in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, while playing collegiate hockey for Boston University

It's Every Day
Tkachuk plays on the same line as fellow U.S. Olympians, Doug Weight and Scott Young, for the St. Louis Blues. Their sense for each other on the ice will likely mean they will play the same line for Team USA in Salt Lake. Tkachuk calls Weight the best passer in the NHL.

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About playing the eventual Stanley Cup champions Colorado Avalanche in the 2001 playoffs: "You have to win the one-on-one battles. That's the way you have to play to beat this team. I love that. That's the way the game should be played."